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Jaymi Elsass


Dr Elsass


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Texas State University (2015)
M.S. Criminal Justice, Texas State University (2010)
B.A. Sociology, University of Texas, Austin (2008)

Areas of Expertise:

Mass Shootings
Fear of Crime and Moral Panic
Media and Crime
Juvenile Delinquency


H. Jaymi Elsass is a full-time lecturer at Texas State University, based on the Round Rock campus. She joined the faculty in 2015 shortly before earning her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University. In 2017, she became the Program Coordinator for the School of Criminal Justice on the Round Rock campus. She has taught a wide variety of courses, including the creation of two original contributions—Media and Crime and The Death Penalty. Beyond teaching, her research has focused heavily on moral panic and mass shootings, including their interplay with media coverage. Her current research centers on theoretical differences between statistically diverse groups of juveniles. 


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